December 14, 2007

Stonewall Meet-and-Greet A Success & Rep. Chestnut Co-Sponsors HB 191

Guests at the Stonewall Democrats Holiday Meet-and-Greet
check out materials about the caucus and local city candidates.

Gainesville City Commission candidates Lauren Poe, Thomas Hawkins, and Jack Donovan attended the social to meet the caucus' members and to talk about their campaigns and their support for gay rights.

After the Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County met with State Representative Charles "Chuck" Chestnut to discuss HB 191, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing and employment in Florida, Rep. Chestnut became the bill's 22nd co-sponsor this week. Thank him for his leadership on this issue by e-mailing him at charles.chestnut at

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 10 at 5:45 pm at the Democratic Party Center, 901 NW 8 Ave., Suite A-3. We will be discussing the status of HB 191, the upcoming elections on January 29, and ways to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) with queer Democrats.